St. Francis School, 525 Holley St., St. Albans is accepting registration for the 2013-2014 school year for grades preschool through five. Preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-olds are offered with a focus on socialization, language development, and fine and gross motor skills. Students in grades K-5 receive instruction in the core subjects as well as technology, physical education, character education, Spanish, art, and music, as well as extracurricular activities. After-school care programs for children in all grades is also offered, and the school is a DHHR-licensed day care provider. An open house will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 11. For information and tuition fees, call 304-727-5690 or visit www.sfswv.com.
Mountaineer Montessori School, 308 20th St., is accepting registration for its "Around the World Magic Carpet Ride," a special global culture camp July 8-12 tailored for children ages 3-6. Each day, children will "visit" a different continent and experience global folklore, songs, crafts, animals, creative movement and games. The sessions will be led by Samantha Van Den Berghe, formerly with the Family Life Child Care Center at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, who will join the MMS faculty as a primary (preschool) instructor this fall. Full day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and half-day, 9 a.m. to noon sessions are available. After-camp programs will be offered from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Learn to Swim classes at the University of Charleston are included for full-day campers. Registration is open to all children. Weekly registration is $215 for full day and $120 for half-day sessions. The after-camp-plus program is $45 per week. A sibling discount is available. To register, or for information, visit www.MountaineerMontessori.org or call 304-342-7870.
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